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Published July 27th 2014
The Orange Botanic Gardens cover 17 hectares, bringing you enjoyment of the beautiful scenery, a variety of native plant collections, themed gardens, sculptures and much more. A great way to explore the Gardens is to take a self-guided walking tour, aided by the Walking Tour Brochure which is available in the Gardens. The brochure provides you with the much needed information, containing a map of the main features of the garden and a walking path which connects them.
The Gardens offer you a wonderful opportunity to view the changing scenery of the four seasons of Orange depending on the time of the year that you visit the Gardens. Taking a leisurely stroll, you can experience the pleasures of varying landscapes, natural attractions and beautiful surrounds.
Continuing with your exploration you can find the 'Federation Arch' designed by Bert Flugelman. The Federation Arch, which is a stainless steel sculpture, marks the Centenary of Federation in 2001. By walking through the archway, this signifies the transition from one millennium to the next.
The Billabong is located in the close proximity of the Federation Arch. This serves as a habitat for a wide array of waterbirds and ducks. It's a lovely place to take a rest and enjoy the bird watching.